THE OLYMPICS SPUR ARCHAEOLOGY
Beijing is building or renovating 31 venues for the Games, and has embarked
on a $40 billion upgrade of the city's infrastructure.
Last October, work was halted at the Beijing Olympic shooting venue after
workers found an imperial-era tomb several hundred meters away from the site
of several Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tombs unearthed during construction.
This is not a new phenomena: during the lead-up to the 2004 Olympic games in Greece, archaeologists discovered a number of antiquities at several Olympic venue sites.